I live in Covington, Kentucky now, you know, right across the river from downtown Cincinnati, so I no longer have a dog in this fight. That won’t stop me from having an opinion. You know how I can be.
Streetcars in Cincinnati is fine with me. It will be a cool thing to have but the reality is it’s a little too retro for me. Wouldn’t it be better to take that $110 million dollars for the streetcar project and start thinking mass transit? Doesn’t Cincinnati want to be more progressive?
The answer to that last question is no. Cincinnati has never been progressive. It’s easier and yes, a bit lazier to do the “cute” streetcar thing than to start planning for the city’s future.
When those streetcars are up and running, I’ll take a ride on one knowing that it’s really not going to take me anywhere. Get my point? I’ll shut up now.
(Photo from Cincinnatistreetcars.com)